How do you like your chocolate chip cookie?

What is it about cookies with a bit of chocolate that’s so comforting? When I lived in England, a cup of tea and a choccie biccie could cure almost any woe. In America, it’s chocolate chip cookies, which in my house we call “natural antidepressants.” There are a million ways to make them! You can make them fat and soft and cake-like. Or crispy and crumbly. You can add nuts, or oats, or fruit. You can use white chocolate chips or add butterscotch chips. I like mine thin and dark and intensely flavored – crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. More like candy in some ways!

How do you like yours?

Here’s The Coup’s Wear Clean Draws. A tenuous connection, I know, but he calls his daughter his “cookie,” so this song has been in my head since I started thinking about cookies this morning. And I love it so much!

My recipe for my perfect chocolate chip cookie after the jump…
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